In a refined, more readable second edition, the authors probe the reasons and reality of faith from a philosophical and a Christian viewpoint. They discuss various philosophical positions, refuting anti-Christian views and presenting arguments and counterarguments for each Christian perspective.
In the Logos edition, all Scripture passages in Introduction to Philosophy are tagged and appear on mouse-over, and all Scripture passages link to your favorite Bible translation in your library. With Logos’ advanced features, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “skepticism” or “revelation.”
Makes the broad field of philosophy accessible to beginning students. The book will make a fine reference tool in its well-organized presentations of most of the significant philosophical positions.
—David Bruce Fletcher, Christianity Today
Students will benefit greatly from this well written, concise textbook.
—James Grier, Grace Theological Journal
An easy, reliable guide through a field filled with formidable obstacles.
—Richard Klann, Concordia Journal
Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly 50 years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all 50 states and in 26 countries. He holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College, a ThB from William Tyndale College, and a PhD in philosophy from Loyola University.
After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, apologetics and philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was the dean of Liberty Center for research and scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992, he cofounded and served as the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is a professor of theology and apologetics at SES.
“Briefly, however, the indispensable ingredient possessed by a good philosopher is an inquiring or questioning mind. You have the necessary equipment.” (Page 12)
“7. Philosophical analysis and explanation involves appeals to systems of principles.” (Page 19)
“2. Philosophical problems are seldom solved by an appeal to facts.” (Page 18)
“Philosophical inquiry began in a systematic way in the Greek colony of Miletus, roughly about 600 b.c.” (Page 14)
“Philosophy of history is critical reflection about the discipline of history, and it includes both analytic and speculative elements.” (Page 32)